Norfolk Care Homes Raise Hundreds For Alzheimers

1st December 2011

Norfolk care homes Sanford House and Oak Manor, presented the Alzheimer’s Society with a cheque for £893 raised by members of staff.

Staff from Sanford House near Swanton Road, and staff from Oak Manor in Scarning, cycled the distance from Dereham to France on static bikes over 30-minute periods in a special event outside Dereham’s Tesco supermarket.

Family, friends and shoppers all turned up to cheer on dedicated home care staff, as people’s weekend grocery trips were transformed by the exuberant atmosphere.

Sanford House and Oak Manor are run by the family-owned Caring Homes Group, which has care homes across the UK. The homes, which provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care near Dereham in Norfolk, have strong ties with the Alzheimer’s Society and are passionate about raising money to support their work.

Sanford Home Manager, Susan Lancaster, said:

“We’re so delighted the bike ride was such a success and touched by the generosity of everyone who sponsored us. Raising money for a cause as important as the Alzheimer’s Society makes all the hard work and aching legs worthwhile!”

Paul Jeffery, Chief Executive Officer for Caring Homes, said:

“Our staff are passionate about providing support for older people and people with dementia. Events like the static bike ride are an excellent way to raise money to help fund important research into a condition that affects so many people.”

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